Quantum Entrepreneur Seminar | Albrecht Bartels, Managing Director of Laser Quantum GmbH to speak on July 14th, 10:30am
Come join to hear about the work of Albrecht Bartels with optical frequency combs, and his transition from PhD work to being a managing director of a major photonics company.
''Laser Quantum GmbH - From PhD thesis to Wall Street''
Gigaoptics GmbH was founded in 2000 based on the result of my PhD work and a lucky coincidence, the advent of the optical frequency comb concept. In 2011 Gigaoptics GmbH was acquired and renamed by the Laser Quantum Group which today employs around 160 people at four locations in three countries and recently, LQ has become part of the Novanta Group, a NASDAQ-quoted 500M$ company. My talk will take you along on the journey from a one-man show to being part of a major global photonics player. It will illustrate some of the challenges and successes encountered during a career in which I aspired to remain a scientifically active person and at the same time lead a commercially successful company. The technical topics covered in the presentation are frequency combs, asynchronous optical sampling and nonlinear microscopy.
Please e-mail iqst(at)iqst.org, with if you are interested in joining for lunch after the talk to discuss with Albrecht Bartels in more detail. The first 10 requests will be accommodated.